TPI, LMEDA partner for new magazinePublished 9:52pm Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. introduced a new publication Thursday night to Alexander City and Dadeville business and government leaders.
TPI has partnered with the Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance to create Lake Martin: Your business. Your lifestyle. Your home.
“I’m very pleased to partner with the EDA on this project,” publisher Kenneth Boone said. “I think bringing new business to the Lake Martin community is job 1 for everybody who lives here, and this new publication will make it easy for the EDA and each one of us to tell our community’s story.”
EDA director Don McClellan said he thought the publication will serve as a helpful tool to recruit new industry to the area.
The publication will be a slick magazine similar in quality to Lake magazine and will contain people-based feature stories combined with “just-the-facts” graphics that focus on the issue of attracting new jobs to the area.
“Lake Martin: Your business. Your Lifestyle. Your Home will be a friendly, people-oriented tool for the EDA, the chambers of commerce in Alexander City and Dadeville, our local governments and the people who live around Lake Martin can use to help bring new jobs to our area,” Boone said. “We intend to create a publication about the Lake Martin community that will be impressive to readers anywhere in the U.S.”
The feature stories will focus on community assets, including technical training and recreation as well as health care, education and industrial parks in the Lake Martin area. Other editorial sections include a photo essay of Lake Martin scenes throughout the year, reader-submitted essays about “Why I love Lake Martin,” a website containing the full content of the magazine and advice about how local residents can market the community.
Each copy of the magazine will include a complimentary window sticker that says “We Love Lake Martin, You Will Too.”
“We hope the community will put the window stickers in their car and business windows like tiny billboards that together will speak in a big voice to people who visit our community,” Boone said.
The publication will take the place of the Parade edition of The Alexander City Outlook and the Profile edition of The Dadeville Record.
The magazine will be published in February.
To suggest story ideas, please call Managing Editor Katie Cole at 256-234-4281, ext. 17.